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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Testing the next release of mirage

On 9 Nov 2015, at 14:37, Mindy <mindy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/09/2015 02:34 PM, Jeremy Yallop wrote:
>> On 31 October 2015 at 01:20, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> We are preparing the next release of the mirage tool, which will bring nice 
>>> enhancement on configuration and runtime command-line parameters developed 
>>> by Gabriel Radanne this summer. If you want to test it you can do:
>>>     opam pin add functoria https://github.com/mirage/functoria.git
>>>     opam pin add mirage --dev
>> I've started looking at implementing a terminal-based configuration
>> tool based on functoria. I'll report back when/if there's something to
>> show.
> I've also been looking at alternative configuration tools using Functoria, 
> but with a more JSOO-y frontend intended to expose available options nicely.

Both of these sound incredibly useful alternatives to the existing cmdliner 

The design should hopefully lend itself nicely to manipulating configuration 
trees as values, but I do find that the command-line parsing interface gets 
increasingly unwieldy as the complexity of the unikernel increases...

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